Saturday, May 27, 2017

10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy?

10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy?:

10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy?


Betsy DeVos wastes precious time on her choice initiative, ignoring the most serious problems facing our young people in public schools. At a hearing the other day, she pushed many of these problems onto the states.
But I would argue that these difficulties still require thoughtful attention and research from an education secretary who should be engaged.
Instead of working to find solutions to such problems, she’s too busy planning how to destroy public education with her unproven choice ideology.
Children in crisis need help now! They can’t wait. States and Americans look to her, if not for funding, for ideas and even solutions.
Here are 10 pressing issues.
Mental Health
One out of five children in public schools today has mental health difficulties that could be helped with support and early intervention. Schools should be on the frontline when it comes to mental health problems.
Every school should be staffed with enough counselors, school psychologists, and special education teachers who can intervene and assist families and students when mental health issues arise.
But for many, overcrowded schools and classes, and overtaxed teachers who lack 10 Serious Issues Facing Public School Students: Where’s Betsy?:


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